Trois-Rivières is a city in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada, located atthe joining of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers. It is part of the densely populatedQuebec City – Windsor Corridor and is approximately halfway between Montreal andQuébec City.
The city's name, which is French for three rivers, is named for the fact thatthe Saint-Maurice River, which is divided by two small islands at the river'sopening, has three mouths at the Saint Lawrence River.
Trois-Rivières hosts the FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières, a 10-day summer musicfestival which attracts in excess of 300,000 visitors annually. The cityalso hosts the Festival International de la Poésie, an international poetryfestival as well as the Festival International Danse Encore, and the MetalFest de Trois-Rivieres everyNovember. In 2009, Trois-Rivières waselected as the 2009 Cultural Capital of Canada for cities with a populationof 125,000 or more.
City of Trois-Rivieresofficial website
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